|Positive points about your laptop:
||I Love my Laptop. Its my World. It comes before everything, it comes after everything.My Sony Vaio is my life. It is my first wife. I chose it after seeing many others like Toshiba Aquimo,Dell XPS and many tablet Notebooks.
Featuring a huge 17in display, the A197VP has superb style. Weighing in at a huge 4.1kg. It's one of the largest notebooks ever made. But its size is masked by its sleek, curved edges. It's big and beautiful.
The A197VP is suitably dressed for the party, coming in a sturdy charcoal plastic casing, it looks stunning.. It has got a sleek & Sexy Design. The build quality is very good and the chassis is practically beyond reproach.
The Screen speaks for itself. Sony's patented X-Brite technology works for higher contrast, super brightness and richer colours. The WUXGA 1920x1200 native resolution is as sharp as a razor.
The dual lamp strategy allows amazing DVD playback and is more than capable at gaming. But the reflective nature of the coating on the screen makes it quite a strain when it comes to anything that has a white background. Turn the lights down low, however, and its one of the most crisp, responsive and colour-accurate screens ever. The auto luminance Sensor adjusts brightness and saves battery too.
The 1.70GHz Centrino CPU is equivalent of a 3.06GHz Pentium IV processor.It does generate some heat.
There are controls for volume up/down/mute as well for brightness and zoom adjustment. The ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9700 Graphics has enough power to display sharp images and allows to play games.
In order to maintain its slick curves, Sony has hidden the majority of ports under flaps round the back. A 10/100 Ethernet, two USB 2 ports and a VGA output are there. A further USB 2 port and a mini-FireWire accompany the PC Card slot, headphone and mic jacks at the side. It support dual display. There is a AV out port as well to output display to a TV. It has DVD+-RW drive to burn CDs and DVDs on the go.
The touchpad is large, offering good response. The keyboard feels very comfortable to type on, with a decent amount of travel and large alphanumeric keys.
The sound quality is what you expect from laptop speakers.
The average battery life is 3 hrs. And I used it many times on load shading to watch a Bolloywood movie.